"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Thompson and Barnes, Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Bill Gates' independent, non-partisan Commission on NCLB met in Hartford yesterday in another staged event intended to offer the impression that that the technocrats and efficiency experts are listening to concerns about the death of learning in K-12 schools. Emerging from the meeting, there was this:
Despite the calls for change, "very few people say let's scrap the law altogether. I think that's a good sign," said Thompson, who co-chairs the commission along with former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes.
How many people can say SCRAP IT in an email to these functionaries???

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